Misconception No. 1: If female orgasm does not provide a direct evolutionary advantage, it will eventually disappear.
Correction: Female orgasm isn't going away. Because male orgasm is so strongly selected for, and because male and female sex organs are derived from the same embryonic tissue, there is no reason that female orgasm should diminish over time.
Misconception No. 2: If female orgasm does not offer an evolutionary advantage, this must mean that women's sexual pleasure and the clitoris are evolutionarily unimportant.
Correction: Women's sexual pleasure and the clitoris serve the evolutionary purposes of encouraging women to have sex, get pregnant, and pass their genes on to the next generation. Lloyd's distinction is between sexual pleasure, which is clearly selected for, and the particular reflex of orgasm, which may not be.
Misconception No. 3: If female orgasm is not selected for, it must be a "gift from God" or a sign that intelligent design is at work.
Correction: According to Symons' and Lloyd's theory, which focuses on the common embryological origins of male and female genitalia, female orgasm is a logical outcome of natural selection in males. It presents no challenge whatsoever to evolutionary theory.